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In 1995 the increased power of the new wave of systems made 3D football games a possibility several companies investigated. Most of the features people later took for granted in football games were pioneered, or at least fairly fresh, when they appeared in the first of the Actua Sports titles.

Multiple camera angles were available to view the full-3D action, with 3 Sheffield Wednesday FC players providing motion capture. 44 international squads of 22 players, each with 8 individual skill attributes, were featured. BBC commentator Barry Davies provided a full flowing commentary over the top. A full range of customised tournaments were available, as well as multi-player options allowing for both same-system and networked play.


VR Soccer '96 PlayStation Match result. Third goal scored by LopeZ.
VR Soccer '96 PlayStation VR Soccer '96 main menu
VR Soccer '96 PlayStation Plan Camera
VR Soccer '96 PlayStation Practicing with Czech Republic

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VR Soccer '96 Screenshot
VR Soccer '96 Screenshot
VR Soccer '96 Screenshot
VR Soccer '96 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "VR Soccer" -- Saturn title
  • "ranSoccer" -- German 1996 re-release
  • "Fotball Feber" -- Norwegian title
  • "Actua Soccer" -- European / Japanese title
  • "アクチャーサッカー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Digitiser Mar 20, 1995 91 out of 100 91
GameFan Magazine May, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jun, 1996 17 out of 20 85
GamePro (US) May, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Feb, 1996 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Video Games Apr, 1996 59 out of 100 59
Mega Fun Apr, 1996 58 out of 100 58
GameSpot Dec 13, 1996 5.1 out of 10 51
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug 15, 2001 3 out of 10 30


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Kabushi (243631) added VR Soccer '96 (PlayStation) on Dec 02, 2003
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